Individual Pluot Crisps

Individual Pluot Crisps

Yesterday was the hottest day of the summer so far. Temperatures climbed into the nineties, the sun blazed in a cloudless blue sky, low humidity rounded out the gorgeous weather trifecta.

Some people complained about the heat of the day, but after the winter we had, most did not. The heat felt like the nicest warm blanket, the sun like pure energy. I stood in the driveway, looked to the sky (don’t worry, I had sunglasses on), and soaked it all up. Though I’m not a love of living in Michigan (California here I come . . . one day . . . preferably soon . . . like before the next snowfall), this day, this summer has temporarily changed that. I did not complain about the heat; rather I am hoping Mother Nature sends more of it our way. After all, following the worst winter ever, she kinda owes us!

Individual Pluot Crisps

Along with the heat, summer brings a plethora of stone fruit. The flavorful, juicy fruit quenches my thirst and revitalizes my body. Especially Frog Hollow’s organic Flavor King Pluots.

These pluots are to be treasured. Not too big, their size is deceiving, as they pack huge flavor. The texture of a plum is combined with the flavor of an apricot to make them great for eating out of hand and even better for baking. The flesh is rather soft and sweet, while the slightly tough skin adds a pleasant tartness.

Individual Pluot Crisps

Individual Pluot Crisps

Frog Hollow challenged me to bake something with them with leaving the skin on. I am used to eating stone fruit with the skin, but not baking with it. I also wanted a light easy to make summer dessert.

So I make Individual Pluot Crisps. Each halve of the pitted pluot is filled with the best crumb topping that you won’t believe is vegan and gluten free! Oats and granulated sugar bring texture to the party, while cinnamon packs a flavor punch. The topping combines with the juicy fruit for a not too sweet treat. Oh, and that skin? It blends right into the fruit. You won’t even know it’s there. I know you want some of these pluots in your life, so head over to Frog Hollow’s website and order some. And if you’re a fruit lover like me, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram too!

Individual Pluot Crisps

Individual Pluot Crisps

Individual Pluot Crisps

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


2 Flavor King Pluots, washed and halved

¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free, if you like)

2 tablespoons flour (gluten free, oat flour, even almond flour will work)

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Place the halves of the pluots flesh side up on the tray.

In a medium bowl, stir together oatmeal, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle in oil and stir until clumps form. Divide topping among pluot halves. If there is any leftover, place it in a mound on the tray and it will be a yummy, crunchy addition to the dessert.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown and fruit is juicy. Serve warm with ice cream, if you like.

Disclaimer: I was provided with fruit by Frog Hollow Farm, but all opinions, as always, are mine!

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  1. Love the idea of individual crisps! Very creative — thanks for this.

  2. Okay so I’ve never heard of pluots, but they look awesome. Maybe they’re something we don’t get here in the UK! These individual crisps look delicious!

  3. Love interesting recipes that use oats. This one is certainly very unique. These little bites look perfect!

  4. We love pluot…one of our favorite fruits! And these crisps look so very sweet and lovely. Thank you for sharing!

  5. What a fantastic and creative idea!!! These are adorable!

  6. I hate sharing when it comes to sweet treats, so these are ideal! love that you can just pop a crisp in your mouth!

  7. Debbie Eccard says:

    Just love this recipe! You certainly met their challenge!

  8. The other day, it was 100-degrees… today we have sweaters on… craaaaazy weather!!! Now, pass me a few dozen of these delicious crisps, please!! Love me some stone fruit concoctions! 🙂

  9. I love the idea of individual crisps!

  10. Τhe best and simplest way to enjoy the summer fruits. With little less cinnamon for me!
    I’ve never heard of pluots too.

  11. Such a great idea! This would be fun with peaches, too!!!

  12. I’m another Brit that’s never heard of Pluots too. They sound great though, and interesting being that they taste like apricots with texture of a plum. They kind of look like plums too.

    Love that crisp topping. Will have to try this with plums.

  13. Thank you for the intro to a pluot. I am definitely intrigued, Laura. The topping does look and sound incredible.

  14. Ohh those look so good!
    Bite size too!

  15. Jessica Gappy says:

    These look delicious! I love fruit crisp, will surely have to try this recipe out!

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